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Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'
The Chicago Bandits are saying farewell to ace pitcher Monica Abbott. But she’ll be crying all the way to the bank. Abbott, age 30, made history on Thursday, signing a six year deal with the expansion Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs for a cool million dollars. The move makes her the highest-paid player in National Pro... Read more »

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14
A note from our friend, Lauren Niemura, of the Chicago Sky: Led by the WNBA’s reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, back-to-back Sixth Woman of the Year Allie Quigley and six-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter, the Sky begins the 34-game regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Led by returning... Read more »

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports
Happy Thanksgiving, my Token Female friends! I usually grouse on these pages 364 days of the year about the lack of coverage of women’s sports…the lack of inclusion for women radio sports anchors…the general state of women and equality in America.  And in 2015, I found just a few reasons to be grateful: 1)  U.S.... Read more »
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ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter
I first learned the word “fat” when I was in middle school. I never knew that I was the fat kid in school until a boy told me that I was too fat. I thought, “What does that mean?” I had always been so athletic and into sports; I didn’t think I was that fat.... Read more »

Softball & Baseball Make IOC's Short List for 2020 Olympics

Softball & Baseball Make IOC's Short List for 2020 Olympics
jfinch27Happy #OlympicDay Ya’ll! Hoping & praying the Olympic Dream will come back for softball players all over the world! So thankful for my Olympic Dream becoming a reality, competing in two #Olympics with these incredible women! @usasoftball @Olympics#DreamBelieve Jenny Finch on Twitter, June 23, 2015 For more than three years, softball legend Jennie Finch has led a worldwide campaign to reinstate... Read more »

Professional hockey for women? Welcome to the NWHL!

Professional hockey for women? Welcome to the NWHL!
“We very much believe in the importance of the women’s game,” It’s going to take some more time, some more development. And, you know, we’re still trying to grow men’s hockey.” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Last year, I interviewed  Olympic hockey player and Palos Heights, Illinois native Kendall Coyne just prior to going to Sochi... Read more »
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Can Women's Olympic Hockey Turn Pro? Three Steps To Possible

Can Women's Olympic Hockey Turn Pro? Three Steps To Possible
I don’t care if you’re watching men or women. Olympic hockey…any hockey, really… doesn’t get more exciting than the gold medal stunner between the rivals of Team Canada and Team USA Thursday afternoon. As most of the world knows, the US led through nearly three periods, shutting down the one team that had eluded them... Read more »

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball, After All?
“Including softball in the Olympic Games will help to inspire millions of girls to use the Games and the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence to strive for their best on and off the field. This will be good for girls, and good for society and it will make the Olympic Movement more relevant to... Read more »

NPF Softball Championship Series Starts Thursday

NPF Softball Championship Series Starts Thursday
“As one of five children I remember the struggles and sacrifices my family went through to allow me to live my dream, and I want to remind all of you that you can live your dream, too! This country truly is the land of opportunity for all who are willing to work hard and make... Read more »
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If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?

If The Pope and President Can, Why Can't Russia Accept Gays?
“One of the things I think is very important for me to speak out on is making sure that people are treated fairly and justly because that’s what we stand for, and I believe that that’s a precept that’s not unique to America.  That’s just something that should apply everywhere.” President Barack Obama, to Jay... Read more »
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